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Despite the many and often contradictory attempts to disallow the Biblical injunctions against homosex and to find sanction for it, the Bible consistently affirms that by design and decree only opposite genders are to be joined sexually, and that only in marriage, and its prohibitions of unlawful sexual partners transcends time and culture. As this is the evident teaching of the Scriptures of God, the homosexual apologist must resort to negating the Divine authority of the Bible, expressly or effectively, by asserting "homophobic" editors censored the texts which proponents of homosex long to see. Such prohomosex efforts often require linguistical leaps, in which certain words, if opposed to homosex, are disallowed from meaning what they most plainly declare, while others are said to mean what prohomosex polemicists seek them to say, though they are never used that way. Or they depend upon context and other descriptions in order to denote eroticism, as seen elsewhere in Scripture, but which are absent in the texts at issue, in addition to facing insurmountable theological problems. Moreover, in seeking to find sanction for homosex, a foreign morality is imposed upon texts, effectively requiring that Israel and Christians were to learn the way of the way of unbelievers (contra Jer. 10:4). There are certain additional prohomosex polemicists who concede that the Bible is unequivocally anti-homosex, but who disallow the Bible from being a coherent moral authority in sexual matters, as they seek to justify rebellion to God based upon how they feel.
While prohomosex polemicists insist that homosexuals ought to enjoy the same sanction of marriage as heterosexuals are given, yet homosex is not only condemned, and never affirmed, wherever the Bible explicitly deals with it, but any establishment of homosexual marriage is utterly absent. Their extreme but vain efforts in this matter effectively charge God with being unwilling or unable to provide evident sanction for same sex unions, while distinctly stating and explicitly affirming that opposite genders are what He joined together, with the blessed provision of marriage for heterosexuals being clearly, uniquely and abundantly established, and which is the necessary Divine sanction for sexual relations.
In addition is the issue of the many promoters of homosexuality who demand that they also be called Christians. However, this is a title that originally was given to those who believed Scripture as God's coherent spiritual and moral authority. (Acts 11:26) And which is a title no one can earn, but one that can only be had upon "repentance from dead works" and "faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" (Heb. 6:1; Acts 20:21). But which redemption by grace souls spurn as long as they remain obstinate in positively affirming homosexuality (or any sin). Yet God declares "I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye" (Ezk. 18:32). It is my prayer that every homosexual, and indeed all souls – by the grace of God – will turn from "darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me [Jesus] (Acts 26:18). For help in doing that, PLEASE read the accompanying message "Jesus can set you free" that will follow below. All have sinned, there is none righteous, and nothing that defileth shall enter the Holy City of God, Hell is forever, all must be saved. And which salvation can not be had on the basis of any merit we suppose, nor any sacrifice we make, but only the blood of the sinless Jesus can truly atone for sin and save sinners. And not only save but transform hearts. May all who read this know "so great salvation, " by "the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ"(Heb. 2:3; Titus 2:13). Praise ye the Lord!
Finally, a word toward Christians is that, although proponents of homosexuals can be very harsh toward those who oppose homosexual activity, a Christian cannot love homosexuals if he does not warn them of a willful sin which most flagrantly dishonors God, and will send them likely to an early grave, and most surely to eternal punishment, and compassionately seek to help them find repentance and faith in the LORD Jesus. And let those who oppose homosexuality also take heed to their spirit, for though the practice of sodomy is perversely unholy and sinful, yet the Scripture states “and such were some of you” (1Cor. 16:11), and thus we must both hate iniquity (in ourselves first) and love righteousness (Heb. 1:9), yet have compassion on the lost, “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15) in the holy fear of God.
* Robert A. J. Gagnon Articles Available Online
* Straight & Narrow? By Thomas E. Schmidt
* Homosexuality, by James B. De Young
* The Condemnation of Homosexuality in Romans 1:26-27, David E. Malick
*Homosexuality, Good and right in the eyes of God? by F. Earle Fox, David W. Virtue (560 pages )
* Gay Christian Arguments Considered
* A Reformed Response to Daniel Helminiak's Gay Theology, by Derrick K. Olliff and Dewey H. Hodges
* Marriage and Family in the Biblical World By Ken M. Campbell
*God, Marriage, and Family, By Andreas J. Kostenberger, David W. Jones
*Hope for the Homosexual, by Travis Allen
Only Jesus save sinners (and all have sinned)
There is a God, your Creator, who has created you to know Him and who has given us both good things and good laws. Yet "All have sinned" (Rm. 3:23), breaking His good laws and misusing the good things which He has given us for our benefit.
Sin has separated you from God, the Source of Life, resulting in Spiritual Death (Gen. 2:17; Eph. 2:1). Man tries to satisfy the emptiness in his soul by making created things or persons his god. Whether it be the "lust of the flesh" [sensual pleasure], "the lust of the eyes" [possessions] or "the pride of life" [prestige or power] (1 Jn. 2:16), it is all a vain and sinful attempt to find security and fulfillment apart from the True and Living God. Neither can we justify sinful choices by saying "I was born that way."
You were created to be able to enjoy God in Heaven, but nothing sinful will be, or should be, allowed into Heaven (Is. 59:1, 2; Rv. 21:27), If you die in your sins you will not rejoice in Heaven, but will end up in a place that is just the opposite of Heaven, a real place called the Lake of Fire (Mt. 25:41 ; Rev. 20:15; 21:8).
The Only Way you can have your sins forgiven and know God is through the Lord JESUS CHRIST, whom the Father sent to save you (Acts 4:12; 10:43; 13:39; 1Jn. 4:10, 14).
It is this JESUS, the Son of God, who came down from Heaven to live a completely sinless and perfect life, revealing God's grace, truth, love and righteousness,.. Yet after doing everything "right," it is He who took responsibility for all we have done wrong, paying for our sins with His own sinless blood on the cross of His death. Having done all, it is this JESUS who rose from the dead to Heaven as Savior and Judge (Act 10:39-43). God now calls you to turn to Him from sin and receive His Son, Whom He "hath made both Lord and Christ". ( Act 2:36-47; 13:16-41).
What you do with Jesus, "God manifest in the flesh," reveals what you ultimately love and where you will spend ETERNITY. If you die without Christ - if you have not turned to God from sin and cast all your faith upon the Risen Lord Jesus to save you, and had all your sins washed away by His precious blood - then you must face the just punishment which your sins require.
I pray that instead of sin and a sure Hell you will choose Christ and His Life today! Humble yourself as a sinner before God, decide you want Jesus instead of sin and honestly call upon Him to save you. Then be baptized and follow Him. Those who have truly received Christ are made spiritually alive (born again) by the Spirit of God and want to serve Him (despite persecutions). Praise the Lord!
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen"(Jude 21-25). Praise the Lord. TOC^
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Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all HIS benefits (Ps. 103:1, 2).
Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13
Sexual morality in the Bible
Sex Laws versus Slavery
Silence of Jesus Argument and Love Hermeneutic
Genesis: the Unique Union of Man and Women
1 Corinthians 11
Celibacy, Polygamy, and Procreation
Eunuchs and Exegesis
Proclivity and Permission Polemic (Social Justice) Summary
1Corinthians 6:9 and
1 Timothy 1:10
False postulations or assertions of approved homosex:
Ruth and Naomi
David and Jonathan
Daniel and Ashpenaz
1 and 2 Kings
Jesus, the centurion and his servant
Jesus and John
Was Paul gay?
Ezekiel 16:49 and Inhospitality Texts
Extra Biblical historical sources